Jump to content


Photo

Bible Languages and Theology News - General


  • Please log in to reply
50 replies to this topic

#41 Resource Manager

Resource Manager

    Forum Management

  • Administrators
  • 14140 posts

Posted 07 May 2017 - 03:20 AM

Discarded History Exhibition Lifts the Lid on 1,000 Years of Medieval History

 

Published: 27 Apr 2017

 

"Treasures from the world’s largest and most important collection of medieval Jewish manuscripts – chronicling 1,000 years of history in Old Cairo – have gone on display in Cambridge today for a six-month-long exhibition at Cambridge University Library ..."

Continued

 



#42 Resource Manager

Resource Manager

    Forum Management

  • Administrators
  • 14140 posts

Posted 06 June 2017 - 08:32 AM

Publication of Azusa Pacific University’s Dead Sea Scrolls to Enhance Biblical Scholarship

 
News Release
 
May 17, 2017
 
"Azusa Pacific University announces the long-awaited formal publication of rare Dead Sea Scroll (DSS) manuscripts from its Special Collections library. In 2009, the university acquired five ancient biblical manuscripts for scholarly study and preservation for posterity. A faculty team from APU’s School of Theology has completed its systematic examination, transcription, and analysis of the 2000-year-old manuscripts. The highly anticipated official publication of these rare and fragile antiquities will appear as a volume in the prestigious Princeton Theological Seminary Dead Sea Scrolls Project series in 2017."
 


#43 Resource Manager

Resource Manager

    Forum Management

  • Administrators
  • 14140 posts

Posted 23 June 2017 - 11:44 AM

Zoroastrian Afterlife Beliefs and Funerary Practices
 
10/06/2017 YAZDAN SAFAEE
 
Hintze, Almut. 2017. “Zoroastrian afterlife beliefs and funerary practices“.
 
In: Christopher M Moreman (ed.),
 
The Routledge Companion to Death and Dying, 86–97, London and New York: Routledge.
 


#44 Resource Manager

Resource Manager

    Forum Management

  • Administrators
  • 14140 posts

Posted 23 June 2017 - 11:46 AM

Old Testament Corpus Release
 
JUNE 12, 2017 / AMIR ZELDES 
 
"We are happy to announce the release of the automatically annotated Sahidic Old Testament corpus (corpus identifier: sahidic.ot), based on the version of the available texts kindly provided by the CrossWire Bible Society SWORD Project thanks to work by Christian Askeland, Matthias Schulz and Troy Griffitts."
 


#45 Resource Manager

Resource Manager

    Forum Management

  • Administrators
  • 14140 posts

Posted 01 July 2017 - 10:29 AM

CULTURE
 
See An Ancient Ten Commandments Fragment Digitized By Cambridge Digital Library
 
June 22, 2017 By Jake Romm
 
If you’re looking for some light weekend reading, well, the Cambridge Digital Library has got you covered — that is, if you can read ancient Hebrew text. As Open Culture reports, the Library digitized the Nash Papyrus, “a second-century BCE fragment containing the text of the Ten Commandments followed by the Šemaʿ,” back in 2012. The papyrus is named after Egyptologist Dr. Walter Llewllyn Nash who purchased the document in 1902 from an antiques dealer in Cairo. It is, with the exception of the Dead Sea Scrolls, the oldest known biblical text. Though the actual purpose of the Papyrus is unknown, the Library website states that, “it has been suggested that it is, in fact, from a phylactery (tefillin, used in daily prayer).”
 
 
H/t: PaleoJudaica


#46 Resource Manager

Resource Manager

    Forum Management

  • Administrators
  • 14140 posts

Posted 08 August 2017 - 10:04 AM

Of interest:

Monday, August 07, 2017
 
Luke & Acts (7): Caiaphas
 
(Posted by Michael J. Caba)
 
"This series of posts examines the historical reliability of the New Testament books of Luke and Acts by comparing these books to other ancient textual sources and the archaeological record. Supplemental information of additional interest is often given as well."

Continued


#47 Resource Manager

Resource Manager

    Forum Management

  • Administrators
  • 14140 posts

Posted 24 September 2017 - 02:15 AM

A King Who Reads Torah: What was Kingship Like in the ANE?
 
Deuteronomy envisions a king constantly reading torah and limiting his wealth and resources. Is this how kings are described in the rest of the Bible?
 
Dr. Cynthia Edenburg
 


#48 Resource Manager

Resource Manager

    Forum Management

  • Administrators
  • 14140 posts

Posted 02 December 2017 - 10:38 AM

A Journal of Biblical Textual Criticism
 
Volume 22 (2017)
 
 
 
 

Welcome

 
TC: A Journal of Biblical Textual Criticism (ISSN 1089-7747) is a peer-reviewed electronic journal dedicated to study of the Jewish and Christian biblical texts. Details of the journal are provided on the About page while current and past issues are accessed through the Contents page.


#49 Resource Manager

Resource Manager

    Forum Management

  • Administrators
  • 14140 posts

Posted 28 January 2018 - 03:35 AM

Why the Hebrew Bible is so Easy/Difficult to Interpret
 
See Also: How to Read the Torah
 
By Kenneth Seeskin
Northwestern University
January 2018
 
"Any interpreter of the Hebrew Bible faces a number of challenges. It is not just that the text describes a prescientific culture that lived over 2,500 years ago. That much could be said of Homer’s Iliad. It is rather that the Bible contains a number of features that make it unique."

Continued


#50 Resource Manager

Resource Manager

    Forum Management

  • Administrators
  • 14140 posts

Posted 10 February 2018 - 10:44 AM

Of interest:
 

How did they Read the Bible in Jesus’ Time?
 
JANUARY 30, 2018
 
"As I began researching my latest book Reading the Bible with Rabbi Jesus, I realized that a basic question was a puzzle to me. How did people actually study their Bible in his time, considering that few people owned scrolls, and many (especially women) were illiterate? Ancient witnesses say that the Jews of Jesus’ time were quite knowledgeable of their Scriptures, our Old Testament. Where did they study and learn them?"

Continued


#51 Resource Manager

Resource Manager

    Forum Management

  • Administrators
  • 14140 posts

Posted 22 February 2018 - 11:42 PM

THE ISRAELI ACADEMY CONTINUING THE UNPRECEDENTED REVIVAL OF THE HEBREW LANGUAGE
 
In Biblical Hebrew, there were approximately 7,000 words. Modern Hebrew has approximately 33,000 words.
 
BY EYTAN HALON   FEBRUARY 17, 2018 06:46  
 





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users